Size of waist should be less than half of height, says NICE

People are being encouraged to keep their waist measurement to less than half their height to reduce the risk of potential health problems.

Recommendations made to improve care through data

Ben Goldacre has published the findings from his review to drive innovation and improve healthcare through safer use of health data.

NIHR changes name with added emphasis on social care

The National Institute for Health Research has changed its name to become the National Institute for Health and Care Research.

Strain causing A&Es to turn away ambulances

The ‘enormous strain’ on hospitals is resulting in an increasing number having to divert ambulances to other sites.

Top jobs in NHS more diverse than ever before

The NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard shows that BME representation in senior positions in the NHS are at their highest ever level.

Exeter Nightingale hospital to tackle waiting list 'backlog'

A Nightingale hospital in Exeter has been redesigned to help tackle the backlog in waiting lists, with a number of services expanded.

More than a third of cancer patients diagnosed in A&E

More patients are diagnosed with cancer in A&E in Britain than in other comparable high-income countries.

Tackling health inequalities 'core business' for NHS

Driving change to tackle unequal healthcare experiences and outcomes is high on the day-to-day business plan for the NHS.

New calorie labelling rules come into force

New rules requiring calorie information to be displayed on menus and food labels has come into force to improve the nation’s health.

Third of pension annual allowance breaches are NHS workers

At least 34 per cent of all people who exceeded the Annual Allowance (AA) in 2019/2020 were members of the NHS pension scheme.

Health and Social Care Levy comes into effect

The Health and Social Care Levy is coming into effect to begin raising billions to help tackle the Covid backlogs and reform the adult social care system.

UK to donate fleet of ambulances to Ukraine

A fleet of around 20 NHS ambulances will provide urgent care for those injured by Russian attacks in Ukraine following a donation from the UK.

New regional distribution centre for NHS Supply Chain

NHS Supply Chain has announced that it has signed a lease for a new purpose-built regional distribution centre in Widnes.

Two hospitals have joined the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust estate thanks to a DHSC initiative.

People working in adult social care will benefit from at least £500 million from the Health and Social Care Levy to improve recruitment and retention.

Cancer workforce shortages jeopardising earlier diagnosis

The absence of a serious effort by government to tackle gaps in the cancer workforce is jeopardising earlier diagnosis, say MPs.

Eligible Muslims urged to have spring booster jab

Leading Muslim NHS doctors have reiterated that having a Covid vaccine during Ramadan does not break the daylight hours fast.

World-first bedside genetic test to prevent baby deafness

A world-first genetic test that could save the hearing of hundreds of babies each year has been developed and successfully piloted in the NHS.

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